Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs

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The Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, headed by Senior Bureau Official W. Patrick Murphy deals with U.S. foreign policy and U.S. relations with the countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

New Special Representative for North Korea

Date: 08/23/2018 Description: Secretary Pompeo Announces Steven Beiegun as the Special Representative to North Korea - State Dept ImageSecretary Pompeo (Aug. 23): "I'm excited to announce this morning that Steve Biegun is joining our team as the special representative for North Korea. Steve will direct U.S. policy towards North Korea and lead our efforts to achieve President Trump’s goal of the final, fully verified denuclearization of North Korea, as agreed to by Chairman Kim Jong-un." Full Text»

51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting

Secretary Pompeo (Aug. 4): "As part of our commitment to advancing regional security in the Indo-Pacific, the U.S. is excited to announce nearly $300 million in new funding to reinforce security cooperation throughout the entire region.‎" Full Text» Remarks» Fact Sheet» DipNote» Trip Page»

Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Indonesian Foreign Minister

Date: 08/04/2018 Description: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, in Jakarta, Indonesia, August 4, 2018. - State Dept ImageAug. 4: At their meeting in Jakarta, ‎Secretary Pompeo and Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno L.P. Marsudi discussed bilateral cooperation and multilateral engagement on regional security challenges, including the DPRK and counterterrorism, as well as other foreign policy issues of mutual interest. Readout» Interview» Trip Page»

Travel to Malaysia

Date: 08/03/2018 Description: Secretary Pompeo and foreign leaders pose for a photo at the ASEAN-U.S. Ministerial Meeting in Singapore. - State Dept ImageOn August 2-3, Secretary Pompeo met with senior Malaysian officials in Kuala Lumpur to discuss strengthening the Comprehensive Partnership and advancing common security and economic interests. Briefing» Readout» DipNote» Trip Page»

America’s Indo-Pacific Economic Vision

Date: 07/30/2018 Description: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo delivers the keynote address - State Dept ImageSecretary Pompeo (July 30): "Our Indo-Pacific vision excludes no nation. We seek to work with anyone to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific, so long as that cooperation adheres to the highest standards that our citizens demand. The United States is committed to growing our presence in the region because we want Americans and all people of the Indo-Pacific to share in the economic growth of 2020, 2030, 2040, and beyond." Full Text» Fact Sheet»

Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations 2018

Date: 07/24/2018 Description: Secretary Pompeo, Secretary Mattis, Foreign Minister Bishop, and Defence Minister Payne Participate in a Joint Press Availability during AUSMIN - State Dept ImageSecretary Pompeo (July 24): "We’re proud to call Australia one of our best friends and strongest allies. They’re truly that all across the world, and we will continue to work closely together on a range of key bilateral and global issues." Full Text» Fact Sheet» Joint Statement» DipNote»